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“Nothing… Prepares You”: The Crown Season 6 Actor On Filming Diana’s Final Scenes-TGN


  • Actor Elizabeth Debicki, who plays Princess Diana in The Crown, finds it strange to replicate the iconic security camera stills of Diana and Dodi at the Ritz.
  • The upcoming season 6 of The Crown will carefully explore the final days of Princess Diana, but will not depict the Paris car crash due to its sensitivity.
  • Queen Elizabeth II will receive less screen time in season 6 as it focuses on the effects of Princess Diana’s death, but the show will not extend to the present day.



Actor Elizabeth Debicki discusses how The Crown adapts Princess Diana’s death in its forthcoming season. The historical drama series, which originally premiered on Netflix in November 2016, follows the life of ruler Queen Elizabeth II, outlining different points in her life. Season 1 of the show, which starred actors like Claire Foy and Matt Smith, mainly covered Elizabeth’s marriage to Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh, while subsequent seasons covered other aspects of the ruler’s life. The sixth and final season of the show was announced back in 2020 by Netflix, and it is set to mainly cover Princess Diana’s final days.

Speaking to Vanity Fair, Debicki, the Emmy-nominated actor who plays Princess Diana, explains that it was quite strange filming the royal’s final days for The Crown season 6. She further explains that the security camera stills of Diana and Dodi at the Ritz are images that are imprinted on many people’s unconsciousness, including herself, and it was a particularly strange experience trying to replicate those images. Read her full comments below:

It’s quite strange. The images of Diana and Dodi at the Ritz taken from a security camera, it’s these images that are imprinted on our collective unconsciousness. So to find yourself replicating them is a very strange experience. Nothing as an actor really prepares you for the layers of emotional ramifications. I experienced that a lot, and I kind of just let it be there. I didn’t fight it.

What Else Do We Know About The Crown Season 6

The Crown season 6 is set to be the final chapter in this long-running drama covering the life of Queen Elizabeth II and the wider Royal Family of the United Kingdom with a potential The Crown prequel on the way. While it has been confirmed that this forthcoming season will carefully explore the final days of Princess Diana, it has also been confirmed that the famous Paris car crash that killed the iconic royal will not be depicted onscreen due to its great sensitivity.

Even though The Crown’s new season will not feature the Princess’ death in detail, it is expected to explore the effects of her death on Queen Elizabeth II, in particular, who is set to receive less screen time in this season. The Crown showrunner Peter Morgan also confirmed that the show’s scope will not extend to the present day, as they only look to cover events that occurred in the mid-aughts.

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It was previously announced that The Crown season 6 would come in two halves, as the showrunners realized the intricacy and sensitivity of the storylines they wished to cover would require different parts. The first part of the final season, which contains four episodes, is expected to arrive on November 15, 2023, while the second part, which includes the concluding six episodes, is set to arrive a month later, on December 14.

Source: Vanity Fair

  • The Crown TV Series Netflix

    The Crown

    Release Date:

    Claire Foy, Olivia Colman, Imelda Staunton, Matt Smith, Tobias Menzies, Jonathan Pryce, Vanessa Kirby, Helena Bonham Carter, Lesley Manville, Victoria Hamilton, Marion Bailey, Marcia Warren

    Main Genre:

    Biography, Drama, History




    This drama follows the political rivalries and romance of Queen Elizabeth II’s reign and the events that shaped the second half of the 20th century.

    As the 1970s are drawing to a close, Queen Elizabeth (Olivia Colman) and her family find themselves preoccupied with safeguarding the line of succession by securing an appropriate bride for Prince Charles (Josh O’Connor), who is still unmarried at 30. As the nation begins to feel the impact of divisive policies introduced by Britain’s first female Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher (Gillian Anderson), tensions arise between her and the Queen which only grow worse as Thatcher leads the country into the Falklands War, generating conflict within the Commonwealth. While Charles’ romance with a young Lady Diana Spencer (Emma Corrin) provides a much-needed fairytale to unite the British people, behind closed doors, the Royal family is becoming increasingly divided.


    Stuart Howell, Adriano Goldman

    Peter Morgan


    Main Characters:
    Peter Townsend, Prince Philip, Anthony Eden, Queen Elizabeth, Princess Diana, Queen Mary, Prince Charles, Princess Margaret

    Andy Stebbing, Martin Harrison, Michael Casey, Andrew Eaton, Oona O’Beirn, Faye Ward

    Production Company:
    Sony Pictures Television, Left Bank Pictures

    Sfx Supervisor:
    John Smith, Chris Stoaling

    Peter Morgan

    Number of Episodes:

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